Asia G3 bonds set for strong 2015 on declining oil prices and refinancing

By Narae Kim
18 Dec 2014

Asia’s G3 bond markets are set for another record year in 2015, with seven out of eight syndicate desks questioned by GlobalCapital Asia predicting volumes will rise, or at least match 2014. Cheaper global commodity prices and heavy refinancing needs will ensure issuers are active throughout the year, writes Narae Kim.

G3 bond volumes in Asia ex-Japan stand at a record $218bn so far in 2014, according to Dealogic, a 45% jump from last year’s $150bn. And the market is ready for another busy year, with two bond desks predicting volumes would rise by 5% in 2015 and one ...

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